- Sat, 14:53: Excellent piece on #privilege and why you can have it even if you have very little. http://t.co/EdASqJyAbO
- Sat, 14:55: RT @johnkapp: "The desire to essentially commit genocide against any group of people in the region who are different" said @pmharper as he …
- Sat, 15:03: MT "@SpaceChannel: Wait is over! New #DoctorWho tonight at 8e 5p http://t.co/hHu0GWDZnO" & I'll review it after: http://t.co/RTCTkEopXR
- Sat, 15:40: OK, not everyone excited by return of #DoctorWho: http://t.co/xaAg8TB2Qy (Don't forgot to read my review tonight! http://t.co/RTCTkEopXR)
- Sat, 19:03: RT @omar_aok: I don't know about this Stephen Harper fella.
- Sat, 19:19: Help, I've gone native! Take offense when passengers mock #Ottawa, even when I've said same things.
- Sat, 20:29: MT "@ohboywhatashot: Why don’t we hear Muslims condemning #ISIS?... cause Western media isn’t covering it ─► http://t.co/FA2jifEMA1"
Moffat's misogyny rales on
Doctor Who is blessed with a remarkable fandom.
Way back on the 12th of July, a black-and-white "screener" of the 8th series premiere, "Deep Breath" was released onto file-sharing sites, following a similar surreptitious (and — need I add? — thoroughly reprehensible!) release of the scripts of the first five episodes the week before. The Scot was out of the kilt, as it were, and anyone who wanted to could easily download a copy.
And yet, those of us who did encounter the samizdat seemed all to subscribe to a gentlefen's agreement that there would be no spoiling for those who preferred to wait for the final product in all its CGI glory. (At worst, some critics might have taken advantage of the incident to draft his (or her!) review ahead of time.)
Though I read a number of Who-related feeds, I didn't come across any unofficial spoilers, not even after the episode was aired in a number of movie theatres around the world. (I didn't look hard, but the point is, one would have had to look to be spoiled.)
Now, finally, the official broadcast is history and we're free to discuss that for which we've been waiting the better part of a year: a new season and a brand-new (if almost elderly) Doctor.
Was it worth it?
If you're able to forgive or justify its internal inconsistencies, tawdry fan-service, cheap laughs and a misogynist streak that holds on like a mysterious infection laughing at ever-stronger doses of antibiotics, well then, yes, I don't doubt for you it was.
If, on the other hand, you were hoping against hope for a story whose details and characterizations made sense and for a climax that didn't take from the show's companion every bit of agency she had, you will have been as disappointed as I was.
Read more/don't read more, it's up to you. But don't say I didn't warn you! In the world according to Steven Moffat, a woman without a man to tell her what to do is nothing ...
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